Missouri State Flower - Hawthorn (Crataegus)
Missouri State Flower

Hawthorn

(Crataegus)

The Hawthorn (Crataegus), designated as the official state flower of Missouri, is a deciduous shrub or small tree known for its clusters of fragrant white or pink flowers, often seen blooming in late spring. This hardy plant is cherished for its delicate, five-petaled blossoms and its role as an essential part of Missouri's natural landscape. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the Hawthorn also serves as a valuable habitat and food source for wildlife, making it a symbol of the state's rich biodiversity and commitment to preserving its natural heritage.

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